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Sandhill Crane in flight

Sandhill Crane in flight

Sunset at North Crane Pond The cranes, with wingspans of six to six and one half feet, have flown 1700 miles from their nesting grounds in western Canada.
Snow Geese Blast Off

Snow Geese Blast Off

Sunrise near the Flight Deck, North Loop Bosque was established under Franklin Roosevelt’s administration in 1939 "as a refuge and breeding grounds for migratory birds and other wildlife."
Snow Geese at sunrise

Snow Geese at sunrise

Sunrise near the Flight Deck, North Loop
Sandhill Cranes in flight

Sandhill Cranes in flight

Sunset at North Crane Pond overlooking the Chupadera Mountains Bosque del Apache translates as "Woods of the Apache"
Sandhill Crane landing

Sandhill Crane landing

Sunset at North Crane Pond The Bosque Refuge is 57,331 acres located along the Rio Grande
Wading birds

Wading birds

Birds seeks breakfast near the Flight Deck, North Loop Some 377 species of birds have been observed on the refuge since 1940
Sandhill Cranes in flight

Sandhill Cranes in flight

Sunset at North Crane Pond overlooking the Chupadera Mountains
Snow Geese at rest

Snow Geese at rest

Sunrise near the Flight Deck, North Loop Late November thru February is the best time for large numbers of birds, typically over 10,000 Sandhill Cranes and over 20,000 Ross's and Snow Geese.
Snow Geese at sunrise Blast Off

Snow Geese at sunrise Blast Off

Feeding snow geese erupt in explosions of wings when frightened by a stalking coyote, and at dusk, flight after flight of geese and cranes return to roost in the marshes.
Sandhill Crane in flight

Sandhill Crane in flight

Sunset at North Crane Pond The Refuge is an important wintering home for Sandhill Cranes, and will host as many as 14,000 during the winter months
Snow Geese blur

Snow Geese blur

Sandhill Crane landing

Sandhill Crane landing

Sunset at North Crane Pond
Sandhill Crane in flight

Sandhill Crane in flight

Sunset at North Crane Pond
Snow Geese at sunrise Blast Off

Snow Geese at sunrise Blast Off

Bosque cooperates with local farmers to grow crops for wintering waterfowl and cranes. Farmers plant alfalfa and corn, harvesting the alfalfa and leaving the corn for wildlife.
  • Sandhill Crane in flight
  • Snow Geese Blast Off
  • Snow Geese at sunrise
  • Sandhill Cranes in flight
  • Sandhill Crane landing
  • Wading birds
  • Sandhill Cranes in flight
  • Snow Geese at rest
  • Snow Geese at sunrise Blast Off
  • Sandhill Crane in flight
  • Snow Geese blur
  • Sandhill Crane landing
  • Sandhill Crane in flight
  • Snow Geese at sunrise Blast Off

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Bosque del Apache Silhouettes

by Bill Yetz Photo

"One swallow does not make a summer, but one skein of geese, cleaving the murk of a March thaw, is the spring.” ? Aldo Leopold

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